Initial Publication Date: October 30, 2015

Travel and Accommodations

Travel by Air

Airports: The Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) is the closest major airport.

The Metro Transit Bus offers a convenient option to and from the airport for a base fare of $2. Once you arrive at the airport, head outside Door # 6, where a bus stop sign should be located on roadway the median. The route to the UW Madison campus is Route 20, which runs between the North Transfer Point and East Towne Mall via the Airport every thirty minutes during weekdays, and hourly weeknights, weekends and holidays. For service from the Airport to downtown Madison or the UW campus area, passengers should board buses reading "Route 20 - North Transfer Point."

You may also utilize a taxi for approximately $30 one way. Taxis are located at the north end of the baggage claim at Door # 7.

Travel by Car

General Directions to Ogg Hall at UW Madison - Take I-90 or US 151 to Hwy 12/18. Exit Hwy 12/18 at Park Street (Exit 261 B). Proceed north on Park Street about 3 miles, Ogg Hall should be on the right. Parking is available in Helen C. White Hall basement parking structure (immediately west of Memorial Union) or in the City of Madison State Street Campus Lot, on north Lake St., one block east and one block south of Memorial Union.

Additional parking is available in city-run ramps and lots; and in university garages and ramps. Street parking near campus is usually restricted to two hours. Locations of parking spaces, real-time available spaces, and forms to purchase day or half-day parking permits are available on the UW Transportation Services webpage. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.


  • Ogg Residential Hall The 2016 room rates with a full, hot breakfast are $44.86/night double occupancy and $66.86/night single occupancy. Participants use dorm link. Reservation closes June 17, 2016. Lodging in the dorms is available Sunday, July 17 through Friday, July 22. Access the Ogg Hall Info Sheet (Acrobat (PDF) 89kB Feb12 16) for specific details on sleeping accommodations and amenities. Unfortunately, as of May 3, the dorms are officially full. The Ogg Residential Hall staff are keeping a waitlist and will fill spots if there are cancellations. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please contact housing services at
  • Hilton DoubleTree
    participants use hotel link or call the hotel and mention EER. Book by June 16, 2016. Block available Saturday, July 16 through Saturday, July 23.
  • Hyatt Place
    participants use hotel Book by June 16, 2016. Block available Sunday, July 17 through Saturday, July 23.
  • Best Western Plus - InnTowner Madison
    participants use hotel link. Make your reservations under the block name "EER2016." Book by Tuesday, June 21. Block available Sunday, July 17 through Saturday, July 23.


The UW-Madison campus and surrounding area are filled with every type of cuisine imaginable at an affordable price. The lower half of State Street offers chain restaurants and fast food restaurants while nicer restaurants can be found farther up State Street and towards capital square. Food vendors can be found around Memorial Union and University Square. Check out the Dining in Madison page for more information. Gordon Event and Dining Center (directly across from Ogg Hall) is the large dining marketplace that serves the Southeast Neighborhood of campus and handy for a quick bite to eat or to meet with colleagues and friends.

Getting Around

The easiest way to orient yourself in town is that Lake Mendota is to the north. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the campus map prior to the workshop.

Other helpful maps:

Madison is a very walkable city, but you may also choose to rent a bike or ride one of the many buses.


Madison—the state's capital city with a population of 208,000—offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural offerings, outdoor recreation, distinctive restaurants, unique shops and vibrant nightlife.

Madison is located in a temperate climate zone and enjoys four distinct seasons. During the warmest months of June, July and August, high temperatures average 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius).


If you have further questions, please contact Krista Herbstrith at